|1.||Tennessee Angels investors expanding U.S. reach|
Budding U.S. network aims to increase deal flow and investment
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, April 1, 2008 1:23 pm
|2.||Tennessee Angel Fund|
At left, Sid Chambless
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, November 5, 2009 10:30 am
|3.||VTC: Angel Capital Group's Ewing wrangles deal flow, VentureIncite exits ETN|
Expanding multi-state network gets COO to manage opportunity pipeline
Milt Capps at VentureTennessee / Published Monday, August 18, 2014 9:30 am
|4.||Angel Capital Group to acquire RAIN Source Management, raise capital|
AGC could be active in a dozen or more states by mid-2015, CEO says
VTC Milt Capps / Published Friday, October 10, 2014 2:00 pm
|5.||Nashville Capital Network prepares twin deals|
Sid Chambless says he's hanging on for the ride, as NCN queues-up two more financing deals, leveraging its new Fund with investors from 50-Angel network
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, April 16, 2008 7:39 am
|6.||Angel Capital Group outlines deal-syndication strategy|
Leveraging a North Carolina Angel-investing network and attempting to launch a microfund, the ACG hasn't lowered its expectations, as it makes a fresh push to gain traction in Tennessee.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, May 26, 2008 11:06 pm
|7.||'Bama-based Angel Investor Management Group may seek Tennessee dealflow|
The rising Tide in Alabama may lift some small Tennessee ventures along with it.
By Milt Capps updated 4:52 p.m. / Published Monday, November 21, 2011 12:34 pm
|8.||GrowthX partners eye $50MM fund, visit Nashville startups, investors|
[updated] Fledgling SFO VC and angel ties could be put to work in Tennessee.
Milt Capps updated 16 Nov. 2015 / Published Tuesday, November 10, 2015 3:15 pm
|9.||Tech entrepreneurs make public pitches to Angels|
During today's event at Cummins Station, the Angel Capital Group takes another step toward transparency -- while a few caveats are offered by a veteran observer
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, June 19, 2008 8:16 am
|10.||Venture Notebook: Change:Healthcare update|
Innovative healthcare technology company has completed an Angel round, and looking ahead to valuation and B-raise
By Milt Capps Last updated 11:11 a.m. / Published Wednesday, October 7, 2009 9:52 am
|11.||General Assembly endorses Haslam 'Angel Tax Credit', passes commercialization and rural-development measures|
Cautious handling by proponents seems likely to advance state programs, stepwise.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, April 21, 2016 4:15 pm
|12.||Statewide 'Tennessee Angel Fund' launched as TNInvestco deadline nears|
Sid Chambless has gained a third leadership hat, as Nashville Capital Network and its allies launch a third investment vehicle
By Milt Capps Last updated 4:28 p.m. / Published Tuesday, September 22, 2009 3:32 pm
|13.||Carmichael reveals he's founding investor with Seraph super-Angel group|
While managing dozens of his own plays, he tied-up with Bay Area group.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, July 9, 2015 5:15 pm
|14.||FCA Venture Partners, TN Angel Fund|
bless Silvercare 3MM B-round
Buntin, Chambless and King comment on completion of incontinence startup's capital raise
By VNC Staff Updated 3:15 p.m. / Published Wednesday, March 9, 2011 2:09 pm
|15.||Angel Tax Credit: Prayers for passage not on all lips|
Angels' hopes take wing, but it remains to be seen whether the General Assembly answers the call
By Milt Capps Updated 11:55 a.m. / Published Monday, April 11, 2011 8:34 am
|16.||Angel-backed Chattanooga Renaissance Fund launches|
Brock of FourBridges joins XMi-linked Lupton executive in finishing-out Chattanooga early-stage infrastructure
By Milt Capps Updated 5:45 p.m. / Published Tuesday, March 15, 2011 9:56 am
|17.||Digital Reasoning Systems secures $24MM GS + Credit Suisse NEXT capital|
Press release / Published Thursday, October 9, 2014 9:00 am
|18.||Digital Reasoning Systems secures $24MM GS + Credit Suisse NEXT capital|
DRS's passage via the New York City Fintech accelerator was apparently right step.
Press release / Published Thursday, October 9, 2014 11:55 am
|19.||ISO Capital: American Hometown Media, OnFocus Healthcare sally forth|
Hammond and Mason are leading these growth companies' capital raises
By Milt Capps Updated 10:46 a.m. / Published Friday, December 16, 2011 9:23 am
|20.||Angels' complaint to Corker may precede stepped-up TN efforts |
In rare overt action, Angel advocates try out their legislative wings, in what may be a training flight for other efforts
By Milt Capps Updated 10:47 a.m. / Published Monday, March 22, 2010 8:31 am
|21.||Angel Capital Group chapter fate uncertain in Memphis|
ACG plans to open five new city chapters soon; for now, its Memphis outpost is semi-shuttered
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, October 3, 2011 8:19 am
|22.||Angel Capital Group, RightSide fund confirm collaboration|
ACG uses its ability to network to extend its reach into another high-profile fund, in hope of gaining investment traction
By Milt Capps Last updated 2:44 p.m. / Published Wednesday, March 17, 2010 9:42 am
|23.||NeighborMD's $2.5MM raise attracts Nashville Capital Network |
Healthcare gets another boost from local investors, successfully closes round.
By VNC staff updated Feb. 7, 2012 11:57 a.m. / Published Monday, January 9, 2012 9:00 am
|24.||Touching base: Van Tucker, John Murdock on growing TN Angel capital|
A simple question, because the issue of early-stage capital formation in TN probably warrants further discussion.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, May 24, 2021 3:54 pm
|25.||Healthcare entrepreneurs, investors convene tomorrow|
One of the nation's top Angel-investing advocates will make the case for more collaboration among investors of every type, to provide early-stage capital to ventures
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, August 3, 2009 7:30 am
|26.||Farr sides with Angels, sees tougher investor standards as 'paternalistic' and hurting ventures|
Revenue Commissioner notes that his focus is tightly focused on expanding and tweaking TNInvestco
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, March 26, 2010 11:04 am
|27.||Angel Capital Group leaders tackle 'rev-up' challenge|
ACG's fate is still unfolding, as its founder takes on co-owners with experience in Nashville culture, business finance and the ways of the world
By Milt Capps Last Updated 6:34 p.m. / Published Thursday, September 10, 2009 2:15 pm
|28.||People: Local Angel Capital Group names chief for Knoxville|
ACG says it has expanded the ranks of its angel investors and has invested in four companies
By Milt Capps Last Updated 1:44 p.m. / Published Thursday, June 25, 2009 9:31 am
|29.||Haslam Admin asks GenAssembly for Angel Tax Credit to mobilize early-stage investors and energize Tennessee 'Angel ecosystem'|
[updated] ECD Commissioner Randy Boyd expresses strong support for bill enrolled this week.
Milt Capps updated 14 April 2016 0721 / Published Friday, January 15, 2016 4:15 pm
|30.||VentureNotes: DAIO and Pearescope score|
Mobile and Social are popular criteria these days, and these seed-stage operations have lured investment.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, January 17, 2012 8:28 am
|31.||LaunchTN offers a few comments on ITIF 'New Economy' index|
[Charts added] Following VNC's report on the ITIF report today, LaunchTN responded.
Milt Capps Updated 9:00 p.m. 7 July 2014 / Published Monday, July 7, 2014 2:49 pm
|32.||NVille's InCrowd Capital adds Angels + investments, seeks SE partners|
[Updated 15 June 2015] With nearly 40 investors aboard, Shmerling's Angel network gains traction.
Milt Capps updated 6:36 a.m. 15 June 2015 / Published Monday, November 10, 2014 12:00 pm
|33.||Angels on Safari: Gatto, Burcham target startups via Selous Venture Society|
Collaboration leverages VC Solidus, Jumpstart, CapitalTN and other allies
Milt Capps updated 7:56 p.m. 26 June / Published Wednesday, June 25, 2014 2:21 pm
|34.||TTDC funds bioscience entrepreneurship initiative|
With former VC hired to lead program, grant for entrepreneurship helps flesh-out tech-development ecosystem
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, February 10, 2009 9:39 am
|35.||Game-changing ideas for Tennessee venture capital|
Could new Angel tax credits, grant programs and quasi-debt facilities provide the critical mass of capital Tennessee needs?
Milt Capps / Published Friday, November 28, 2008 2:47 pm
|36.||Angel Capital Group updates Nashville and Appalachian microfunds|
CEO says sees first close on HealthIT fund by end of 1Q 2018.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, January 25, 2018 11:08 am
|37.||Tennessee capital formation back on front burner, says LaunchTN CEO|
Could lessons learned translate into new push for the innovation economy?
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, January 23, 2020 10:00 am
|38.||Venture Notes - March 17, 2016|
Updates on VU venture staff, raises by SmartFurniture and RelevanceCapital and more.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, March 17, 2016 4:15 pm
|39.||Startup: Network Contract Solutions leverages legal experience|
[updated] Former Goldleaf counsel turns Angel money and admin frustrations into what's now Ncontracts
By Milt Capps updated / Published Tuesday, May 26, 2009 10:22 am
|40.||Nashville investors with hospital savvy eyed by Patientory PHM startup|
[updated] Grad of Boomtown, StartupHealth accelerators presses forward.
Milt Capps updated April 25, 2017 / Published Monday, March 6, 2017 1:15 pm
|41.||Studio Bank's Shmerling offers reality check for Nashville entrepreneurs|
Particularly if you're trying to grow a business that's not in Healthcare or Music, you may need to hear this -- again.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, February 6, 2019 3:36 pm
|42.||LaunchTN 36|86 Announces "Village 36" for event June 6-7 in Nashville|
adapted from submitted release / Published Thursday, April 28, 2016 6:00 pm
|43.||Entrepreneur Center: Sullivan is EIR and startup Alumni Relations lead|
Woman with international, finance, Angel and other experience to lead next phase of EC alumni network development.
Milt Capps / Published Friday, August 5, 2016 10:19 am
|44.||CEO: Angel Capital Group ready to strengthen Nashville ties, U.S. footprint|
Eric Dobson plans to recapitalize, scale-up the Angel network born in Music City
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, June 18, 2014 10:49 am
|45.||Gatto exits Selous Venture, doubles-down on Jumpstart, Health:Further|
[Updated] Shifting burden allows focus on Jumpstart, where his passion lies.
Milt Capps updated 3:05 pm / Published Friday, August 5, 2016 1:45 pm
|46.||Nashville Angel joins Austin e-social venture as CFO|
Nashvillian lured by later-stage social-commerce company in the Austin tech hub
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, March 28, 2011 3:25 pm
|47.||LeanKit's $16MM raise shows resolve to grow local techco 'that matters'|
[updated] Having raised $10.5MM in Angel capital, CEO says the company had room negotiate with VC
Milt Capps updated 2 Nov. 2015 2:30pm / Published Wednesday, July 15, 2015 3:00 pm
|48.||Angel Capital Group eyes creating microfund focused on Nashville HealthIT|
Persistence drives continued evolution for Seed-oriented group amid Series A crunch.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, January 9, 2017 9:12 am
|49.||LaunchTN WIP: Exploring state Angel network, policy options and rankings|
Tennessee Technology Development Corporation, TTDC, lays-out its priorities.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, July 21, 2014 1:30 pm
|50.||VentureNotes June 29, 2016|
Updates on InCrowd Capital, VRTIFY, Arkis, Addiction Campuses
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, June 29, 2016 5:05 pm
|51.||Some TN entrepreneurs, investors focus anew on policy agenda|
It remains to be seen what Tennessee investors, entrepreneurs act upon, if anything
Milt Capps / Published Monday, July 14, 2014 1:13 pm
|52.||Former HMS chief Stephenson now Condra's president/COO|
at Dalcon Communications, says Linkedin entry
[Confirmed] Dalcon now sports a gathering of Tech eagles.
By Milt Capps updated Sept. 12, 2012 / Published Tuesday, September 11, 2012 5:27 pm
|53.||Angel Brennan says EC, StartupTN help|
prepare entrepreneurs to seek capital
There are more Angels among us that most of us realize; one of his holdings is preparing for a C Round
By Milt Capps Updated 5:57 p.m. / Published Sunday, December 4, 2011 4:04 pm
|54.||PEOPLE: Anand Sanwal's CB Insights has eyes on Nashville + Tennessee|
A keen observer of America's startup and Venture landscape took a few minutes with VNC.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, December 8, 2014 1:30 pm
|55.||President of S-RAM Dynamics sees near-term opportunity in Tennessee|
Tech-dev exec, active Angel with Bioenergy interests surveys the region.
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, May 11, 2016 2:15 pm
|56.||Jumpstart class arrives in a cloud of dust, as Gatto cooks-up Angel move|
As entrepreneurial tide keeps rising, accelerators and Angels test their wings
By Milt Capps updated 1:58 p.m. / Published Thursday, May 3, 2012 10:10 am
|57.||Mid-TN's NueCura Partners gathers Angels, some join MEDArchon capraise|
Entrepreneurial Nashville physician, a strategic advisor and a startup CTO rally Seed investors
Milt Capps / Published Friday, August 8, 2014 2:22 pm
|58.||Noted: Joe Galante is Entrepreneur in Residence at Entrepreneur Center|
The many who spent nearly 40 years in the same label family has a new gig, atop his Angel investing.
By VNC Staff updated 9:20 p.m. / Published Tuesday, January 10, 2012 3:10 pm
|59.||Venture Notes - November 12, 2018|
New $20MM Angel fund, Shore Capital hoists flag higher in Nashville, and more.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, November 12, 2018 3:40 pm
|60.||Gatto: Jumpstart commercialization ties with VU limited, but promising|
Jumpstart Foundry creator offers perspective on expanding Vanderbilt University relationship.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, August 18, 2014 11:00 am
|61.||More LaunchTN commercialization comments and notes|
from submitted statements / Published Monday, February 13, 2017 8:30 am
|62.||TNInvestco ranks may grow if idea gets legs|
UPDATED The capital pool might grow to $200MM; State officials are said to have held private meetings with group of TNInvestco players
By Milt Capps Last updated 8:35 p.m. / Published Tuesday, November 24, 2009 2:49 pm
|63.||Noted: Pathfinder Therapeutics has named Jim Cloar president, CEO|
The latest CEO appointment at the helm of Pathfinder has a med-devices background.
By VNC Staff updated March 6, 2012 8:36 a.m. / Published Monday, March 5, 2012 2:24 pm
|64.||VenturePeople: LeShane Greenhill and Sagents|
With sales-revenue at a premium, this startup could prove smartly timed.
By Milt Capps updated 4:58 p.m. / Published Monday, March 5, 2012 9:10 am
|65.||Entrepreneurship: Nashville's dueling Venture events create quandary|
Bootstrapping or pitching Investors? Simultaneous March 31 events may force entrepreneurs to set their learning priorities
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, March 27, 2009 1:12 pm
|66.||Nashville VC: 'Pushover' entrepreneurs need not apply|
While waiting for chaos to subside, entrepreneurs should be careful not to overplay their hands, but they should come to bargain hard
Milt Capps / Published Sunday, November 9, 2008 5:43 pm
|67.||LaunchTN names Capital Formation, Entrepreneurship leaders|
Tennessee Technology Development Corporation (TTDC), aka Launch Tennessee, fills posts.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, August 11, 2016 2:45 pm
|68.||Digital Reasoning Systems names new president|
Information services exec joins mostly shrouded local firm still seeking to leverage its IP and its government-contracting origins
By Milt Capps Updated / Published Monday, January 11, 2010 2:09 pm
|69.||Nashville startup PredictGov joins Duke Law Tech Lab, eyes capital raises|
AI-Machine Learning-oriented startup must consider other HQ cities.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, January 23, 2017 8:00 am
|70.||Booker: CapitalTN aiming to improve Tennessee PE/VC investor ecosystem|
Group working from Nashville EC plans to draw more investors in from the sidelines.
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, July 6, 2016 10:00 am
|71.||Lifestyle startups are focus for Lipscomb Center for Entrepreneurship;|
Joe Ivey prepares to recruit leaders, mentors and internships
University aims to allow all interested students access to business and social entrepreneurship curricula
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, November 21, 2011 3:45 am
|72.||HealthIT: Scale-focused RoundingWell in Super-Angel raise, may double staff|
[updated] Smithwick says early market penetration signals 'time to step on the gas'.
Milt Capps updated 29 June 2016 / Published Friday, February 27, 2015 9:45 am
|73.||Inova Payroll gets $1MM bump from CRF, Nashville Angels|
Farsheed Ferdowsi updates us on the raise he saw coming in VNC's earlier story
By Milt Capps Updated 12:25 p.m. / Published Thursday, July 7, 2011 11:13 am
|74.||Chattanooga's Charlie Brock rumored likely to become LaunchTN CEO|
The deal may not yet be done, but CEO search may be nearing its end
By Milt Capps updated 2:32 p.m. 13 December / Published Wednesday, December 12, 2012 8:44 am
|75.||VentureNotes: June 25, 2011|
Family-backed VC gets traction, Nashville's OZ, kaffee-powered social venture
By Milt Capps edit 10:35 a.m. June 26, 2011 / Published Monday, June 25, 2012 11:12 am
|76.||Digital Nashville launches innovation mentorship service|
DN's new service is aimed at corporate innovators and freelancers, as well as entrepreneurs, and leaves the capital-raising to others
By Milt Capps Last Updated 6:33 AM Oct. 27, 2009 / Published Monday, October 26, 2009 11:01 am
|77.||Angel Capital Group criteria and deal flow|
ACG shares its criteria and recent portfolio additions
Abstracts by VNC staff / Published Wednesday, June 18, 2014 12:28 pm
|78.||BreatheAmerica B-round hits $22MM with Essex Woodlands in lead|
A veteran healthcare entrepreneur takes another stride toward scaling-up his venture.
VNC Staff updated Sept. 6, 2011 / Published Thursday, September 1, 2011 9:09 am
|79.||BCA execs creating $25MM fund here|
In a buyer's market and with incentives for fund creation proliferating, well known Nashvillians make their move
By Milt Capps Lasted updated 2:55 p.m. / Published Friday, July 10, 2009 12:53 pm
|80.||Wealth Access SaaS startup targets high net-worth clients and their advisors|
[updated] High Net Worth (HNW) individuals and their data-buried advisors are targeted
By Milt Capps updated Sept. 25, 2015 / Published Sunday, February 5, 2012 2:38 pm
|81.||Cost-effective healthcare: Texans join Morphis, Marconcini in Precedent Health launch|
With a century or more of collective healthcare and investment experience, this savvy alliance seems to be positioning for the post-Reform reality check
By Milt Capps 11:55 a.m. 1 February 2011 / Published Monday, January 10, 2011 2:28 pm
|82.||Angels: NueCura MP eyes science-driven health-tech startups, sees Williamson County as likely hub for nextgen technologies|
[updated] Its Angel ranks could rise to 50 in 2016, and it may do a half-dozen deals.
Milt Capps updated Oct. 4, 2016 / Published Monday, December 28, 2015 5:00 pm
|83.||Startup Tennessee to cultivate more Angel investors, among other goals|
Michael Burcham-led StartupTN may cut a broad swath through the state'e entrepreneurial ecosystem
By Milt Capps Updated 6:43 a.m. Dec. 29, 2011 / Published Wednesday, December 28, 2011 11:50 am
|84.||Anquiro market-intel startup in Nashville acknowledges Angel conversations|
Helping incumbent retailers adjust to signals of new entrants in their markets.
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, April 27, 2016 4:35 pm
|85.||[ ! ] TN's JumpStart Foundry aligns with TechStars Net|
The news coincides with launch of the Obama Administration's StartUP America program in the U.S. and helps fulfill Solidus' TNInvestco strategy.
By Milt Capps Updated 8:04 p.m. / Published Monday, January 31, 2011 7:54 am
|86.||Skoodat raising $3MM for assault on ed-tech sector leader|
Nashville Angels and TNInvestco winner among targets of much-touted Nooga startup
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, November 16, 2009 11:18 am
|87.||Resource: TNInvestco briefing registrants|
Some are shoppers, some are bidders, some are there to keep an eye on others...and some are committed to vying for TNInvestco certification
Last Updated 2:21 p.m., Aug. 14, 2009 / Published Friday, August 14, 2009 9:31 am
|88.||Reporter's Notebook: Nashville Capital Network could play a broader role|
[updated] NCN is most concerned about the Series A hurdle for startups in the Nashville area.
Milt Capps updated 10 July 2017 / Published Thursday, October 27, 2016 5:15 pm
|89.||Betancourt launches QuikQ transactions venture|
Transactions software startup is fully funded, builds on knowledge of transportation and logistics
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, December 2, 2009 2:00 pm
|90.||Venture Notes - 10 August 2016|
New NTC CEO and Health IT strategy coming, VC motives, Noro-Moseley exec, Women Angels coalesce and more.
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, August 10, 2016 6:10 pm
|91.||Cortac, Hubble Telemed and venture follow-ons get TNInvestco nods|
Seven portfolio companies get new or follow-on commitments, plus other updates.
By Milt Capps updated 7:15 p.m. / Published Monday, January 23, 2012 7:43 am
|92.||PassAlong Networks reportedly raising $30MM|
West Coast transplant reportedly raising another $30MM to fuel its innovation in digital entertainment and commerce
Milt Capps LAST UPDATED 4:31 P.M. / Published Monday, December 1, 2008 3:47 pm
Scott Ewing offers founders or enterprise owners his 'telltales' for both investors and entrepreneurs.
Published Monday, August 26, 2019 9:46 am
|94.||SaaS M&A: In wake of Initial State sale to Tektronix, founder|
makes case for non-healthcare SaaS venture push
Nashville needs more SaaS startups and talent pool is adequate now for those who engage with ecosystem.
Milt Capps / Published Friday, December 21, 2018 4:15 pm
|95.||LaunchTN Impact Fund investor committee announced|
Six veterans of early-stage entrepreneurial investment have screened 18 companies.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, January 25, 2018 2:49 pm
|96.||VU's Owen: Lynskey takes startup helm, OEC successor named|
Entrepreneurship program aims for smooth transition, as the man who connected Owen to the 'startup world' returns to the tech ventures he loves
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, September 25, 2008 8:06 am
|97.||LaunchTN's Gindt departs to lead LinkdCare healthcare startup|
[updated] Stefansic and Hogin among those departing, with interest in private-sector jobs.
Milt Capps updated Nov. 2, 2015, 1939hrs / Published Friday, October 10, 2014 2:45 pm
|98.||Video as a Service: Smartvue seeks Angels, gives Hapner new wings|
Marty Renkis isn't backing-off his $100 million goal, as he works to finesse his B Round raise and adds a veteran IT exec to push sales
Milt Capps Updated 0827 June 19 / Published Wednesday, June 18, 2008 10:25 pm
|99.||TNInvestco: Goldrush underway to fund TN ventures|
$120MM program should inject more than $80MM into seed- and early-stage companies in Tennessee over next few years
By Milt Capps Last updated 10:29 a.m. Nov. 5, 2009 / Published Thursday, November 5, 2009 10:30 am
|100.||IQuity Labs' VU license + Eurofins partnership could lead to global market|
[Updated] Team says rapid Angel-investor enlistment is one reason this is a 'W' for region's LifeSciences
Milt Capps updated 7 May 2018 / Published Tuesday, March 1, 2016 7:45 am